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$23M FOR OC HOMELESS HOUSING, IRVINE RANCH WATER WINS AWARD, DISNEY HOSTS COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS, AND MORE!
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COUNTY AND JAMBOREE HOUSING AWARDED $23M TO BUILD 132 PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS:*

OC EXPERIENCES INCREASE IN UNOFFICAL BALLOT DROP BOXES:*
  • Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley and political experts warn of fraudulent ballot drop off locations and address election frequently asked questions in a recently released video. Find your secure drop off location!

IRVINE COMPANY PARTNERS WITH UCI HEALTH ON WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROTOCOLS:*
  • “Our customers expect the very best from us and we are committed to delivering on that,” says Mike Bennett, Senior Vice President of Operations, Irvine Company. “With a strong plan in place, we felt it was essential to get independent, third-party validation. Irvine Company and the University of California, Irvine have a strong relationship going back to the University’s inception, so we turned to UCI Health as a trusted partner with a shared interest in a healthy community.” Read more!

HOME OFFICE DEMANDS SURGE:*
  • Forecast trends and surveys show that home offices are here to stay. Current work from home trends show an increase of sales in computer desks, chairs, and home office installations along with home office plans. This upward movement is backed by the prediction that 50-75 percent of employees will return to the office once a vaccine is nationally available. 

IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT RECIEVES COVETED UTILITY OF THE FUTURE AWARD:*
  • Irvine Ranch Water District has been recognized by water professionals and organizations around the nation as a Utility of the Future — a formal designation given to agencies that have demonstrated forward-thinking, innovative approaches to trends in the industry today. Congratulations Irvine Ranch Water District!

CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT:* 
  • The Women’s Leadership Forum honors the 100th Anniversary of the landmark amendment granting women in the U.S. the right to vote with a special commemoration video that features OC’s top women in leadership. 

OC LOCAL DISTRICT ELECTIONS PAVE THE WAY FOR MINIORTY CANDIDATES:*
  • OC’s transition from at-large elections to by-district elections has established a platform for minority candidates to voice their political action plan and increase community involvement in the democratic process. 

TODAY'S EVENT - OCBC'S 2020 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE:*
  • Today, join OCBC at 8:00 a.m. for the 2020 Workforce Development Conference. Hear how OC leaders embrace diversity to create an equitable future! Learn about educational advancements to improve outcomes across diverse communities, and how diversity and inclusion initiatives will positively impact the workplace! A special thank you to title sponsor, Union Bank! Register here.
ADVOCACY UPDATES:
HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS ON COVID-19 ECONOMY AND HOUSING:* 

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
TODAY! - 2ND ANNUAL INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES INDUSTRY SHOWCASE:*
  • On October 13-14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences welcomes innovators to its 2nd Annual Industry Showcase. This virtual, two-day showcase highlights the community and school's partnership to promote research and growth in machine learning, cybersecurity, software engineering, and human-computer interaction. Register here.

TODAY'S WORKSHOP - FIND OUT HOW TO RECEIVE GRANTS:*
  • Today from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. join a grant writing workshop with OC Supervisor Chaffee and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva to learn how to locate grant funds for cities, school districts, and nonprofits. Register here.

THIS WEEK'S WEBINAR - SMALL BUSINESS LENDING OPPORTUNITUES:*
  • On Thursday, October 15, participate in the Where’s The Money NOW? Workshop to hear expert knowledge on the current lending landscape, who is lending, and what has changed due to COVID-19. Register here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
WEBINAR – FIVE WAYS TO HELP PANDEMIC-PROOF YOUR HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN:*
  • On Thursday, October 15, hear from UPS Healthcare’s Vice President for a discussion on how a surge in COVID-19 vaccine production could impact specialty pharma supply chains, accessibly assets to support biologics distribution, the transportation, storage, and distribution needs of specialty pharma, and more. Register here.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
AMAZON PRIME DAY 2020 - THE BEST DEALS AND HOW TO SAVE:*
  • Get a head start on your holiday shopping with Amazon Prime Day from October 13 – 14. 

TODAY'S EVENT - CALIFORNIA WOMEN LEAD'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE "STRONGHER" -- A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN'S INCREDIBLE RESILIENCY:*
  • CWLA’s Annual Conference is October 13-14. Hear from former FOX anchor, author, and activist Gretchen Carlson; California's First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom; political trailblazers Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis and State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and many more! OCBC’s Lucy Dunn serves on the board. Register today!

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES LAUNCHES WIFI ON WHEELS PILOT PROGRAM*
  • WiFi on Wheels is a new mobile internet program established in partnership by OC Public Libraries and OC information Technology to provide lower broadband communities internet access for job opportunities and virtual learning. 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
DISNEYLAND RESORT HOSTS COUNTY OFFICALS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTCOLS TOUR:*
  • Orange County Health Care Agency toured both Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure to review the newly implemented health and safety procedures put in place to reopen the parks safely. Enhancements such as physical distancing floor markers, plastic shields on rides, Spanish language informational signs, hand sanitizing stations, and more have been added. 

CHOC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RECIEVES 2020 EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION LANTERN AWARD:*

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